Mochi Love

What’s that noise? Oh it’s the sound of my male readers breathing a sigh of relief that this is not yet another make up or beauty post! Sorry guys, I know it’s been a bit dull for you people not interested in that type of thing lately. What can I say? I’m trying to not eat as many lovely things as my little belly is not so little lately. Oh well, it was a friday night when I bought these and I thought ‘Treat yo’ self Terri Lowe!’ (after I’d eaten a rather large meal in Stoke’s premier Japanese restaurant Miso that is)

 I’ve had mochi before, both in restaurants and pre packed from the chinese supermarket. They do seem a lot better when they are ‘fresh’ I will admit. The pre packed ones are a little tougher to chew and not really as tasty as the ones you have eating out (Yo! Sushi do them just in case you’re wondering and you’re not from Stoke to try them from Miso) These ones were a little different as they are mochi cakes not just regular mochi. These ones came in 3 different flavours including chocolate but I thought I’d live on the edge a little bit and go for Taro. I’ve no idea what a taro is, I thought it was like a potato but I’m probably wrong.

 The consistency is a little odd. It’s strange that the inside is like a gummy jelly and is harder to bite through than the mochi cake bit itself. The flavour is quite pleasant, not as sickly as one would imagine. It’s very similar to that of a Fig Roll. I’ve not had a fig roll for a while, well, since I was a kid in fact. I think the images on the boxes for these things are always a little misleading as it makes me think the filling is going to be a nice runny goo but instead its like a jelly but all can be forgiven when reading the strange chinese translation that claims they’re going to create new delicousness for me….

These cost £2.50 and there were 8 in the box, unless you have a very sweet tooth it’s hard to eat more than 2 in one go (believe me I tried) but they’re great for curbing a sweet craving. I probably wouldn’t buy this flavour again as they were just OK, nothing special but not rancid. I might go for some chocolate ones next time but I always find American and Asian chocolate is not very nice and very synthetic tasting. Have you tried mochi before? What’s you favourite flavour? I love the fresh green tea ones!

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  1. August 12, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I love these, just for the packaging and wording, brilliant:)

  2. August 12, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    These look frickin weird! I am glad you share my love of discovering new foodstuffs 🙂

  3. August 12, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    I love Mochi, red bean is my favourite thing ever. i haven't tried any like those though so I will be looking out for them!

  4. August 12, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    Ohh I've never tried anything like this before!

  5. August 12, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    Ohh I've never tried anything like this before!

  6. August 12, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    these look so weird yet i still want to put them in my mouth. HMM!

  7. August 12, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    mochi? I've never tried mochi before because it's impossible to find them in my lil city but… I'm so hungry after reading your post 😀
    Have a fantastic day!!!

  8. August 12, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    what do they taste of though? like, the middle bit? it looks like flowers, hahaha.
    they look like they're going to be the same texture as nutrigrain bars to be honest!

    wouldn't buy them if i saw them on the shelf though.

  9. August 13, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Hmm, I know what you mean about Asian and American chocolate. There's just something different about it that I can't quite put my finger on. I'm always buying Japanese snacks, just because I'm such a sucker for the packaging. xD

  10. August 13, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I love the Mochi at Yo!Sushi, I'll have to keep an eye out for these!


  11. August 27, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    Taro is similar to a potato, its a root vegetable with a slight purple colour and with a sweeter taste. Also, I don't think you should give up on taro flavours! Maybe it doesn't go well with mochi (I wouldn't know though, not a fan of mochi), but it is a very common and popular flavour in Asian countries – you get taro flavour ice cream, cakes, and bubble tea (which is especially good).

    Oh, and with Asian chocolates, make sure you try Japanese chocolate before you put it down, especially flavoured ones. A personal favourite of mine is strawberry flavoured Japanese chocolate, but there are usually lots of interesting varieties like creme brulee and stuff.

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